Noctua NH-U12S



Noctua is a company specialized in designing and producing of high-end coolers and fans for PC type systems. The company was founded in 2005 by Rascom Computerdistribution and Taiwanese company Kolink International. Today Noctua is present in more than 30 countries, being one of the most known manufacturers of cooling solutions.


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Packaging and accessories

The NH-U12S is delivered in a cardboard box with the dimensions: 220(L), 170(W), 140(H)mm. The surface of the packaging is glossy and reflective in certain sections to highlight the features of the cooler.
The front side of the packaging has as its background, an abstract photo of the heatpipes used on the cooler. The main features of the product are listed on the upper side, with the complete model number printed on the left side.


The sides of the box present the technical specifications of the cooler and fan. The other side has a brief description of the main features of both the cooler and the included fan.


The back of the packaging has a short description of the cooler printed in eight different languages.


The cooler and the accessories are delivered in individual cardboard boxes.



The product comes with the following accessories:
– 1x User manual
– 1x Noctua Metal Case-Badge
– 1x NT-H1 high-grade thermal compound
– 1x Low-Noise Adaptor (L.N.A.)
– 1x Phillips Screw Driver
– 2x Metal Fan Clips
– 1x NM-IBP2 Backplate
– 2x NM-IBB2 Mounting Bars (Intel)
– 2x NM-AMB8 Mounting Bars (AMD)
– 4x NM-APS4 Plastic Spacers for AM4
– 4x NM-APS5 Plastic Spacers for AMD
– 4x NM-ALS1 Screws for AMD
– 2x NM-AMB11 Mounting Bars
– 4x NM-IBT2 Bolts
– 2x NM-IMB3 Mounting Bars
– 4x NM-ITS1 Thumbscrews
– 4x NM-IPS1 Spacers



Model: NH-U12S
Supported sockets:
Intel: LGA2066, LGA2011-0 & LGA2011-3 (Square ILM), LGA1200, LGA1156, LGA1155, LGA1151, LGA1150.
AMD: AM2, AM2+, AM3, AM3+, FM1, FM2, FM2+ (backplate required), AM4 (included since 2019, older coolers require NM-AM4-UxS)
Materials: Copper (base and heat-pipes), aluminum (cooling fins), soldered joints & nickel plating
Dimensions (without fan): (H)158mm x (W)125mm x (D)45mm
Heatpipes: 5x – Ø6 mm
Weight: 580g (without fan) or 755g (with Fan installed)
Model: Noctua NF-F12 PWM
Dimensions: 120 x 120 x 25 mm
Bearing type: SSO2
Max. Rotational Speed (+/- 10%): 1500 RPM
Max. rotational speed with L.N.A. (+/- 10%): 1200 RPM
Min. Rotational Speed (PWM, +/-20%): 300 RPM
Max. airflow: 93,4 m³/h
Max. airflow with L.N.A.: 74,3 m³/h
Max. acoustical noise: 22,4 dB(A)
Max. acoustical noise with L.N.A.: 18,6 dB(A)
Max. Acoustical Noise: 22,4 dB(A)
Connector: 4-Pin PWM
Input Power: 0,6 W
Voltage Range: 12 V
MTBF: > 150.000 h
Warranty: 6 Years


– Award-winning NH-U12 series
– 100% RAM compatibility
– Classic 120mm tower size for excellent overall compatibility
– NF-F12 120mm Focused Flow™ fan
– PWM support and Low-Noise Adapter
– Anti-vibration pads and fan-clips for second NF-F12 (optional)
– SecuFirm2™ mounting system
– Compatibility with past and future sockets
– NT-H1 thermal compound
– 6-year manufacturer’s warranty

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